Boobs, breasts, tits…. since we were young, we were taught to cover them up and silence their appearance, yet, everyone thinks about them. From newborns looking for nourishment and connection, to little girls watching their moms put on a bra. From teens with their changing bodies, and grown-ups looking for ways to upgrade them (or embrace the years), breasts are part of our lives.
We live in a world that has long imposed beauty standards on women, including breast size and shape expectations, but the time has come to challenge the societal norms that have limited women’s potential for too long. Women’s Day presents the perfect opportunity to kick-start this message and create a lasting change.
It’s time to embrace the uniqueness of our bodies! Because if they come in different shapes and sizes, why are women still struggling to feel beautiful and confident?
“Since my breast surgery, my life has taken a turn for the better. I’ve rediscovered my self-love, regained my confidence, and my smile has returned; I feel sexier and more empowered than ever before.”- Raquel.
Opening Up for Conversations Around Beauty Standards
We know achieving self-acceptance can be an uphill battle, and we’re constantly bombarded with impossible beauty standards and societal pressures that make it hard to feel comfortable in our skin. However, when we decide to speak up and connect with other women, it can be a game-changer; there’s something about coming together and sharing our experiences, that can be incredibly healing. It can make us feel seen, heard, and understood; it’s a reminder that we are not alone and that we can overcome our struggles together.
Accepting and Embracing Our Bodies
Let’s talk more about what’s on our chest (literally) and normalize these conversations! It’s time to let go of those societal expectations and embrace the beauty in our bodies; this requires a lot of construction, deconstruction, and analysis. Nevertheless, we are free women with the courage to spread these discussions into a society desperate for more acceptance and collective love.
Contributing to #WomensHealth has taught us that representation is the masterpiece of our community!
“You can accept them, or you can change them; they are only yours” – Laura.
Support the Women That Are Around You
Gone are the days when women were restricted to just a few fields and had to fight tooth and nail to break into male-dominated professions. Supporting women in technology, medicine, aesthetics, science, or any other field, has become an act of rebellion. As we commemorate Women’s Day, let’s pledge to support the representation of women in every field and do our part in dismantling the barriers that have held us back for centuries.
Femtech Opens the Door for Women’s Empowerment
It’s time to partner with science based on women’s bodies and experiences. One of the key pillars in the development of solutions is research and #Femtech justifies the importance of inclusion, accessibility, and innovative education. By granting more access and expanding this vision in Women’s Health, we build a self-loving society, where our community feels empowered to take control of their health and well-being.
From one nursing mother to another: “We’ve been told that our breasts are for the enjoyment of men, so sometimes we feel insecure about how they look. But remember, our breasts also are, were, and will be security, peace, food, medicine, and company for our children.” – Beatriz.
Body Representation in the Media
Representation is also a crucial part of our journey: when we see images of women with bodies like our own in the media, it helps us feel seen and validated, and challenges unrealistic beauty standards that have been imposed through the years. To have diverse representation in the aesthetic industry means that women of all colors, shapes, sizes and backgrounds receive the care and attention they deserve. We should be celebrated for our individuality, rather than being expected to conform to a narrow standard.
From a big girl to other big girls: “As a woman of larger proportions, I have struggled to accept the way I look. It’s been constant work on myself, and on the way, I believe other people see me, but I have come to the conclusion that if I don’t have empathy towards myself and how I perceive my chest, there will be no amount of praise that can change my self-worth.
The only opinion that matters is ours. If we feel pretty with big or smaller breasts, then it is our right. You should live in your body with happiness in your heart, and the first step is to embrace all that makes you, you”. – Sue Mey.
Tips for Prioritizing Yourself
As you read through, you may have noticed uplifting messages from real women on their journey of acceptance. It’s important to know that you’re not alone, and there’s no shame in seeking extra help and support. In case you need a hand, we’ve gathered a list of tips to help you make yourself a priority.
- Focus on self-care: Take care of your body, nurture yourself, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep.
- Surround yourself with positive representation: Seek out media that showcases diverse bodies and promotes body positivity. Unfollow all the toxic influencers showcasing harmful diets and promoting fake beauty tips, and instead, follow healthcare professionals to get medical advice and visit your doctor frequently.
- Celebrate your strengths: Focus on your unique abilities and talents, rather than your physical appearance; there’s so much more about you than what’s on the outside.
- Embrace your body: Love your body for what it can do, not just what it looks like. Thank your body for everything it does for you: feel present in it.
- Be kind to yourself: Treat yourself with the same kindness and compassion you would offer a friend. And remember, it’s okay to have bad days, just don’t get stuck in them.
- Set boundaries: Know your limits and communicate them to others.
- If there is something you want to change about your body, do it. Your body is yours; what you do or don’t do with it, is only your decision. Do you want bigger breasts or to reduce your boob size? It’s 100% possible.
As our time together comes to an end, we send a big virtual hug and love to you all, extraordinary women; thank you for joining us on this journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and positivity! Remember that you are a masterpiece for the present and the future. Keep spreading love and kindness wherever you go, and never forget to take care of yourself. Until we meet again, stay fierce, stay fabulous, and keep shining your beautiful light.